Move from Android to iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Ready to transfer to iOS? Download the Move to iOS app to get help with switching from your Android device to your new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Get Move to iOS from Google Play

If you can't use the Google Play Store, learn how to download Move to iOS.


screens showing the Move to iOS app on iPhone and Android

Before you begin

  • On your Android device, make sure Wi-Fi is turned on. 
  • Plug your new iOS device and your Android device into a power source.
  • Make sure the content you're moving, including what's on your external Micro SD card, will fit on your new iOS device
  • If you want to transfer your Chrome bookmarks, update to the latest version of Chrome on your Android device.


Tap Move Data from Android

While you set up your new iOS device, look for the Apps & Data screen. Then tap Move Data from Android. (If you’ve already finished the setup process, you will need to  erase your iOS device and start again. If you don't want to erase, just transfer your content manually.)

Apps & Data screen on iPhone


Open the Move to iOS app

On your Android device, open the Move to iOS app and tap Continue. Read the terms and conditions that appear. To continue, tap Agree, then tap Next in the top right-hand corner of the Find Your Code screen.


Wait for a code

On your iOS device, tap Continue on the screen called Move from Android. Then wait for a six- or ten-digit code to appear. If your Android device displays an alert stating you have a weak internet connection, you can ignore the alert.

Move from Android screen on iPhone showing code

Use the code

Enter the code on your Android device. Then wait for the Transfer Data screen to appear. 


Choose your content and wait

On your Android device, select the content you want to transfer and tap Next. Then — even if your Android indicates that the process has been completed — leave both devices alone until the loading bar that appears on your iOS device finishes. The whole transfer can take a while, depending on how much content you're moving.

Here's what gets transferred: contacts, message history, camera photos and videos, web bookmarks, email accounts and calendars. If they're available on both Google Play and the App Store, some of your free apps will also be transferred. After the transfer has been completed, you can download any free apps that were matched from the App Store.


Set up your iOS device

After the loading bar finishes on your iOS device, tap Done on your Android device. Then tap Continue on your iOS device and follow the on-screen steps to finish setting up your iOS device.


Finish up

Make sure all your content has been transferred. Music, Books and PDFs will need to be moved over manually.

Need to get the apps that were on your Android device? Go to the App Store on your iOS device to download them.


If you need help with the transfer

If you experience any issues when moving your content, there are a couple of things you can check:

  • Make sure you leave both devices alone until the transfer has finished. For example, on your Android device, the Move to iOS app should stay on the screen for the whole time. If you use another app or get a phone call on your Android before the transfer has finished, your content won't transfer.
  • On your Android device, turn off apps or settings that may affect your Wi-Fi connection, such as the Sprint Connections Optimizer or the Smart Network Switch. Then find Wi-Fi in Settings, touch and hold each known network, and forget the network. Then try the transfer again.
  • Restart both of your devices and try again.
  • On your Android device, turn off your cellular data connection. Then try the transfer again.

If you need help after the transfer

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